Assistant Professor, Dept of Cellular & Physiological Sciences


Research Theme:

Research Interests:

Anxiety Genetics; Modeling; Neural circuits; Neuroscience; Neuroscience of memory; PTSD; RNAseq


Mark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia, an Investigator with the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, and an Associate Member of the School of Biomedical Engineering. His laboratory, opened in 2019, combines a variety of experimental and computational techniques to study the role of cell types in memory and cognition. Prior to his position at UBC, Mark worked as a postdoctoral scientist in the laboratory of Nelson Spruston at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus. Mark received his MS (2008) and PhD (2011) in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University.

In his spare time, Mark practises and teaches yoga, handstands, and calisthenics.